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Elvis Week

Schedule of Events

Elvis Week 2017 will mark the 40th anniversary since Elvis’ passing. At Graceland in Memphis, we are anticipating this to be the largest Elvis Week ever with fans from around the world making the ultimate pilgrimage here in August to be with us during this very special celebration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley. Join us in Memphis this August for the ultimate celebration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley.

Below is the current schedule of events for Elvis Week 2017. All event details, guests and additional information listed below is subject to change. Updates will continue to be made on this page as they are available. 

Tickets are on sale now. For additional ticket information, visit our Elvis Week ticket page.


 

Friday, August 11

 

Elvis Fan Reunion

2:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $10
Join us for one of our most celebrated first-time events from last year – as we welcome Elvis fans to Memphis. This special Elvis Fan Reunion allows fans to re-connect, meet new friends, share stories, play Elvis team trivia and much more. Elvis Week hosts Tom Brown, Joey Sulipeck and DJ Argo will be part of this special event, along with Elvis' TCB Band guitarist, James Burton. This is an Elvis Fan "Family" Reunion to celebrate YOU! Tickets for this event are on sale individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Elvis Week Dance Party

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Join Elvis Radio DJ Argo as he spins your favorite Elvis records while you dance the night away at our Elvis Week Dance Party event. The night will feature dancing, games and lots of giveaways! Tickets for this event are on sale now individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.


 

Saturday, August 12

 

35th Annual Elvis 5K Run Benefiting Livitup

8:00 AM. Run starts and finishes at gates of Graceland.
Join Livitup Inc. for their annual 5K run. After the race, enjoy a party featuring food, music and fun! For more information, call Kelly Burrow at 901-299-2553, email kburrow@livitupinc.org or visit elvispresleyrunandwalk.racesonline.com. Race organizers are also offering D&N's Elvis Presley Fan Club Spirit Runner commemorative 5K race T-shirts to wear on August 12 for those who cannot make it to the race. To learn more, use the registration link above and click on "Spirit Runner."

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event 

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $20
Celebrate the world of Elvis Presley Fan Clubs around the world at our bi-annual fan club event. The event will feature special programming that celebrates both Elvis and his dedicated fan clubs. Special guest speaker for the event will be Elvis’ friend and hair stylist Larry Geller. Fan Club presidents will get an invite and registration form directly from EPE to attend the event. Tickets for this event are on sale now individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

The Auction at Graceland 

12:30 PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland
The Auction at Graceland will include artifacts from across the spectrum of collecting, including items owned by Elvis, gifted by Elvis, written by Elvis, used by Elvis and created to promote the king and his career. Each and every lot in this auction has been thoroughly researched and certified by Graceland Authenticated, the authority in Elvis and pop culture authentication. For more about The Auction at Graceland, visit GracelandAuctions.com

The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert 

8:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $40
Enjoy a very special evening at the Graceland Soundstage to celebrate the gospel music of Elvis Presley. Hear the music that not only influenced Elvis, but that also earned him his only three Grammy Awards. Special guest performers for the evening include some who shared the stage with Elvis, plus those who have been inspired by his music: Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Larry Strickland and Jeff Sumner, former members of JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet; Terry Blackwood, Darrell Toney and Lynn Royce Taylor of Terry Blackwood and The Imperials; plus musician Terry Mike Jeffrey. The show will feature Elvis imagery and videos on the big screen throughout the performance. Tickets for this event are on sale now individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.


 

Sunday, August 13

 

Elvis 101

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $20
Elvis' influence on music, pop culture and society has been studied, analyzed and debated since his music first hit the airwaves in 1954. Elvis 101 features scholars, authors and those who have spent hundreds of hours studying Elvis Presley talking in-depth about different aspects of The King of Rock 'n' Roll's life and career. Hosted by Tom Brown, special guests for 2017 include: author Peter Guralnick, sharing stories about what it was like to research for his two Elvis biographies “Last Train to Memphis” and “Careless Love”; John Beifuss, film critic and reporter for the Memphis Commercial Appeal, talking about Elvis’ films; Sony Music's Ernst Jorgensen; and Tupelo historian Roy Turner. Tickets for this event are on sale now individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

 

Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center Fan Reception

1:00 - 3:00 PM. Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center at Regional One Health, 877 Jefferson Avenue. Free.
Celebrate at the Annual Elvis Presley Fan Reception at the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center in Memphis. Light refreshments will be served and tours of the trauma center will be conducted. Included in the tour is a stop by the Elvis Presley Trauma Center donor wall, where hundreds of plaques recognize donors who have supported the trauma center named in honor of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The special guest speaker is Donnie Sumner. Enter Regional Health One at the main entrance and greeters will then direct you to the reception. Valet parking is available at the main entrance. Please call 901-545-6006 for more information.

A Celebration of Elvis Featuring Bouke

2:00 PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. $20
Join us as Dutch singer Bouke performs live on stage. Hosted by the Elvis Matters Fan Club, Bouke and his band will be performing Elvis classics and fan favorites. Limited ticket availability for this event. Tickets for this event are on sale through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

George Klein's Elvis Mafia Reunion

5:00 - 7:00 PM. Alfred's, 197 Beale Street. $45.

George Klein hosts a reunion of people who were close to Elvis. Lifelong friends and associates will reminisce, share stories and answer questions. Event is $45.00 and includes dinner and the show. All proceeds will go to Make-a-Wish and the EP Charity Dinner. Reservations are accepted by calling Alfred's at 901-525-3711.

A Salute to Sun Records Hosted by John Paul Keith

8:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $30
Hosted by renowned singer-songwriter John Paul Keith with Will Tucker and Brad Birkedahl, featuring special guests Jerry Phillips and Sun studio drummer J.M. Van Eaton. Keith, along with some of Memphis' top musicians will pay tribute to the early music of Elvis and all the legendary Sun artists, and will feature appearances Will Tucker, Shawn Zorn, and Griffin Rone. Tickets for this event are on sale now individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.


 

Monday, August 14

Official Graceland Insiders Conference

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM & 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $50
Hosted by Tom Brown, the Graceland Insiders Conference will feature special segments that highlight various parts of Elvis' life and career with sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes looks, rarely-seen videos, feature segments filmed just for the event and much more. 2017 special guests include: Bill Wallace, Elvis' friend and karate champion; Sam Thompson, Elvis’ bodyguard and the brother of Elvis’ girlfriend Linda Thompson; Charles Stone, who worked closely with the Colonel on Elvis' tours and career; Dick Grob, who served as chief of security for Elvis; Lisa Marie co-pilot Ron Strauss; rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson, who toured with Elvis; and Dixie Locke Emmons, Elvis' first girlfriend. Tickets for this event are on sale now individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

A Band of Legends Remembers Elvis

8:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $40
Hear stories and music from the legendary musicians who shared both the stage and the studio with Elvis Presley in this unique concert event. Hosted by Andy Childs, join us for a night of storytelling and amazing music with special guests Norbert Putnam (bass), David Briggs (piano), Memphis Boys’ Bobby Wood (piano) and Gene Chrisman (drummer); plus guitarist Kerry Marx. Tickets for this event are on sale now individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.


 

Tuesday, August 15

Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Family & Friends - SOLD OUT

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Elvis enjoyed surrounding himself with friends and family whether he was home at Graceland, traveling on tour, or vacationing. Hear from some of Elvis’ closet friends and family as their memories and stories of time spent with Elvis. Hosted by Tom Brown, special guests include Priscilla Presley, plus Elvis’ close personal friends Jerry Schilling, Bill Medley, Bill Morris plus childhood friend Guy Harris. This event is now sold out.

Songwriters Showcase  

3:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $30
Hear the stories behind the songs written for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll during our Songwriters Showcase. Hosted by Andy Childs, the Songwriters Showcase will feature music, stories and special guests talking about the music they wrote for Elvis. Confirmed guests include Mac Davis, who wrote many of Elvis' hits, such as "In the Ghetto;" Mike Stoller, who with his partner Jerry Leiber, wrote more than twenty songs recorded by Elvis, including “Jailhouse Rock,” “Loving You,” “Love Me,” and “Treat Me Nice”; and Mark James, who wrote “Suspicious Minds,” “Always on my Mind,” “Moody Blue,” among others. Tickets for this event are on sale now individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

 

Candlelight Vigil  

8:30 PM. Graceland Front Gate
After an opening ceremony at the Gates of Graceland, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis' gravesite and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance. Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession have done so, which typically takes until the early morning hours of August 16, the anniversary of Elvis' passing. 


 

Wednesday, August 16 

Conversations on Elvis: In the Studio

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Hear what it was like to record in the studio with Elvis Presley from those who were there to experience it. Hosted by Tom Brown, special guests include: DJ Fontana, who recorded with Elvis in the 1950s and 1960s; back-up singers Mary Holladay Pederson and Ginger Holladay, who sang with Elvis on some of his biggest hits; and Sony Music's Ernst Jorgensen, author of "A Life in Music," a definitive study of Elvis' recording sessions. Tickets for this event are on sale now individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

George Klein's Elvis Memorial Service

12:00 PM. University of Memphis Communications and Fine Arts Building Auditorium. Free.
Annual event hosted by George Klein, longtime friend of Elvis. Speakers will include friends and family of Elvis and celebrity guests. For more information, visit U of M Department of Communication at 901-678-2565.

ELVIS: Live in Concert

40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Event with Full Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM. FedExForum, downtown Memphis. 
The new, critically-acclaimed concert event which has sold out arenas across the world is coming to Memphis to celebrate the life and music of Elvis Presley during the 40th anniversary. In this live concert event experience, a full symphony orchestra performs live on stage with Elvis Presley himself on the big screen. Hear some of Elvis’ biggest hits and fan-favorite songs. The concert will feature a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley plus other surprise guests. This production is inspired by the award-winning, chart-topping album releases "If I Can Dream" and "The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,” which featured archive recordings of the king’s voice, and new orchestral arrangements of some of his biggest hits. The show has received rave media reviews - “So Realistic, fans felt he was really in the building” - “thrilling experience” – “… so gripped were you by THAT voice, the mannerisms and frequent flashes of devilment in his eyes or on the curl end of his lips.” Join us for this historic night as we salute the life and legacy of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Tickets for the show range from $300 to $65.  Individual tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. For more on purchasing tickets for the 40th Anniversary Concert, visit the Elvis Week Ticket Page.


 

Thursday, August 17

Conversations on Elvis: Elvis in the Movies

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Hear from some of those who shared the big screen with Elvis in one of his 31 feature films. Hosted by Tom Brown, confirmed guest include Marlyn Mason, Elvis’ co-star in “The Trouble with Girls;" Pat Priest, Elvis' co-star in "Easy Come, Easy Go;" "Elvis' "Girls! Girls! Girls!" co-star Laurel Goodwin; Elvis' "Wild in the Country" and "It Happened at the World's Fair" co-star Gary Lockwood; and Randy Starr, who wrote 12 songs for Elvis movies. Tickets for this event are on sale now individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase - SOLD OUT

1:00 PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland.
Reserved for Ultimate ETA Contest VIP ($209) ticket holders only. VIP ticket holders are invited to join a private showcase event featuring performances by 2017 semifinalists. General admission seating.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round - SOLD OUT

7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.  $32
See more than 20 of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world perform on stage in the Semifinal Round of the 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest as their compete for their chance to advance to the final round of the contest. Join ETA host Joey Sulipeck and our 2017 semifinalists as they pull out their jumpsuits and blue suede shoes for hours of music and entertainment. The top 10 Elvis tribute artists moving on to the Final Round of the competition will be announced at the end of the show and they will perform back at the Soundstage on August 19. Backing band for the semifinalists will be the EAS Band. This event is now sold out.


A Celebration of Elvis with the Elvis Presley Fan Club of Qatar

9:00 p.m. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland.
Join the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Qatar for a memorable evening hosted by DJ Argo with entertainment by Terry Mike Jeffrey, Rodell McCord and others. Champagne toast for the first 100 people. No cover charge. Voluntary donations accepted for the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County at the event. 


 

Friday, August 18 

Conversations on Elvis: The Elvis Connection

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
This special event will feature guests sharing how they are connected to the king. Special guests include Johnny Cash's sister, Joanne Cash Yates; songwriter David Porter; Armond Morales, a member of The Imperials; and Nancy Black Shockley, daughter of Elvis' bass player Bill Black. Tickets for this event are on sale now individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Ultimate Winners Autograph Session - SOLD OUT

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Guest House Ballroom
Reserved for Ultimate ETA Contest VIP ($209) ticket holders only. VIP ticket holders are invited to join a private autograph session with past winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest plus 2017 finalists. 

Inside the Archives

3:00 PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free. 
Take a look inside the Graceland Archives to learn more about what is done to help protect the artifacts and see some of the most unique and prized items that it holds. Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Hollywood Night at The Guest House at Graceland

6:00 PM. Guest House Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $20.
Join actress Laurel Goodwin and actor Gary Lockwood as they share stories about their career on the set of both television and film. Hosted by Tom Brown, hear more about their careers beyond starring with Elvis. Following the Q&A, both will be available for autographs in the Guest House Ballroom. Tickets for the Q&A and Autograph session are $20. Tickets for this event are on sale now through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

The Ultimate Return - SOLD OUT

7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. 
For one night, all on one stage, our past Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winners return for an unforgettable concert event at the Graceland Soundstage. Hear music and see performances from all stages of Elvis’ life and career as our winners perform their best tributes to Elvis Presley. The concert will feature performances by Shawn Klush, Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry, Justin Shandor, Cody Slaughter, Ben Portsmouth, Dean Z, Jay Dupuis, David Lee and Dwight Icenhower. This event has now sold out.

Elvis Double Feature

8:00 PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free. 
8:00 PM: "Girls! Girls! Girls!" starring Elvis Presley and Laurel Goodwin. 
10:00 PM: "It Happened at the World’s Fair" starring Elvis Presley and Gary Lockwood. 
Both film screenings are free.


 

Saturday, August 19


Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round - SOLD OUT

7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $55
Enjoy a phenomenal show as the top 10 Elvis tribute artists from the Semifinal Round compete for the 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest title. Hosted by ETA host Joey Sulipeck, the excitement will build throughout the night as the group is narrowed down from ten to five before the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2017 is named. The show will also feature a performance by 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Dwight Icenhower. Backing band will be EAS Band.  This event, the VIP ticket and the three-day ticket package are now sold out. 


 

MULTIPLE DAY EVENTS

Elvis Week Entertainment Tent 

August 11-19. Graceland. Must have Elvis Week Property Pass for access.*
Continuous presentation of Elvis music performed live by various singers and bands, plus other activities. A schedule of the Elvis Week entertainment tent will be available at the Elvis Week information table upon arrival in Memphis.
*Elvis Week Property Pass is not for sale, but free with any ticket purchase that includes Elvis Presley’s Memphis. The pass allows access to all non-ticketed parts of the property including the Elvis Week Entertainment Tent, free parking after 5:00 p.m, and more.  


Meet ‘n’ Greet with Betty Harper 

Noon – 5:00 PM. August 12-15. The Guest House at Graceland Gift Shop. Free.
Meet artist Betty Harper and see her latest Elvis artwork. Her more than 20,000 drawings of Elvis illustrate the personal side of Elvis. 


Meet ‘n’ Greet with Joe Petruccio

Haberdashery at Elvis Presley’s Memphis*: August 12-15, 3:00 – 5:00 PM.
Elvis Threads at Elvis Presley’s Memphis: August 12-15, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
Meet artist Joe Petruccio, view his new fine art pieces, and don’t miss out on exclusive merchandise featuring his artwork.
*Please note: For the meet ‘n’ greet at the Haberdashery, you must have a ticket to Elvis Presley’s Memphis.


Lowell Hays Trunk Show

Haberdashery at Elvis Presley’s Memphis*: August 11, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  August 13, 12:00 – 2:00 PM.  August 15, 3:00 – 4:00 PM. August 16, 2:00 – 4:00 PM. August 18, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. 
Elvis Threads at Elvis Presley’s Memphis: August 12, 12:00 – 2:00 PM. August 14, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. August 15, 4:30 – 6:00 PM. August 17, 2:00 – 4:00 PM. August 19, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 

Meet jeweler Lowell Hays, the creator of Elvis’ famous TCB ring. View both his fine and fashion jewelry lines featuring items made from the original molds of Elvis’ jewelry.
*Please note: For the meet ‘n’ greet at the Haberdashery, you must have a ticket to Elvis Presley’s Memphis.




Morning and Evening Walk Ups to Meditation Garden 

Daily throughout the year, there is a special period of time for free admission walk up visits to the Meditation Garden at Graceland. Elvis Week morning walk ups will be from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on August 11-20. Morning walk ups may not be available on August 16 due to the Candlelight Vigil. For morning walk-ups, guests must exit the mansion grounds before Graceland tours begin. Elvis Week evening walk ups will be from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on August 11-14 and August 16-19. Evening walk-ups will not be available the night of August 15 due to the Candlelight Vigil. 

 
All event details, guests and additional information listed below is subject to change.